The complete idiot's guide to simple home improvements: illustrated

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Alpha, Jan 30, 2005 - Architecture - 323 pages
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Home sweet home improvements—with more than 300 photos and illustrations.

This definitive guide takes readers step-by-step through the most popular improvements around the house—from installing wood, laminate, and ceramic tile flooring to resurfacing countertops and framing a new interior wall. With photos and illustrations and easy-to-understand how-to instructions, readers will be able to make repairs and improvements themselves without having to call expensive contractors.

• Provides instructions for the most common projects such as installing drywall, upgrading windows and doors, installing flooring, and more
• Includes a visual glossary with 300-400 how-to photos and illustrations
• For the true beginner—instruction is presented in a non-intimidating, visually accessible format

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Drywall an Existing Wall
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About the author (2005)

David J. Tenenbaum is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Home Repair and Maintenance Illustrated, as well as the author of four books in Arco's Toolbox series for professional builders, which includes topics on masonry, refrigeration and air conditioning, painting, patching, and sheet metal work.

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